Bushnell Cup Offensive Player of the Year: Kurt Rawlings, QB, Yale
Yale football senior quarterback Kurt Rawlings capped his Ivy League career in grand fashion as he was announced as the winner of the 2019 Asa. A. Bushnell Cup, the Ivy Offensive Player of the Year award. Rawlings is the first Yale quarterback to earn the award since Kelly Ryan in 1987.
Rawlings, a three-time All-Ivy League selection, set every passing and total offense record at Yale. The Bel Air, Md., native led the league in passing yards (3,002), touchdown passes (27), passing yards per game (300.2) and efficiency (163.5). He tied the Ivy League record with five Offensive Player of the Week awards in 2019. This season he ranks fourth nationally in points per game (21.2), fourth in total offense (331.6), fifth in passing yards per game (300.2), fifth in points responsible for (212), seventh in pass efficiency (163.5), seventh in yards per attempt (9.24),16th in touchdowns (27) and 16th in passing yards (3,002) despite only playing 10 games.
Bushnell Cup Defensive Player of the Year: Jack Traynor, LB, Dartmouth
Traynor, a fifth-year senior from Lake Forest, Il., served as a team captain the last two years. He helped lead Dartmouth to consecutive nine win seasons for the first time in 138 seasons of Big Green football.
A three-time Division I All-New England and three-time unanimous Ivy League First Team selection, Traynor wrapped up a terrific Dartmouth career with 75 tackles in 2019, third most in the circuit, 4.5 of which went for a loss including an assisted sack. The 6-0, 230-pound linebacker also returned a pair of interceptions for a league-high 93 yards (one a 55-yard pick-six) plus recovered two fumbles, returning one 17 yards for another touchdown. He finished his Big Green career 11th all-time with 270 tackles, 16 going for a loss with 1.5 sacks to his credit.
Rookie of the Year: Aidan Borguet, RB, Harvard
The Franklinville, N.J., native appeared in all 10 games for the Crimson, accumulating 645 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. Borguet was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week and STATS FCS National Rookie of the Week on Nov. 25, following his 269-yard, 4 touchdown performance in The Game.
Coach of the Year: Buddy Teevens, Dartmouth
After leading Dartmouth to its second-straight 9-1 season and its League-leading 19th Ivy League championship, head coach Buddy Teevens was named the Ivy League Coach of the Year for the first time since the award was instituted in 2014. With the Big Green’s victory in the season finale at Brown, Teevens became the all-time winningest coach at his alma mater with 105 career victories, surpassing the mark held by legendary Dartmouth head coach Bob Blackman.
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